Meet Your Staff


Or Ben Ami

Where are you from?
Moshav Talmey Yafe, in the south of Israel.

Where do you currently live?
Jerusalem.

What is your favorite place in Israel?
The Golan Heights.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I did the Nevis bungee jump in New Zealand, the second higthest in the world!

What are your words of wisdom for your future participants?
Start every day with a smile, the rest will take care of itself.

Nikki Labaschin

Where are you from?
Northbrook, IL.

Where do you currently live?
Chicago, IL.

What is your favorite place in Israel?
Tel Aviv

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I am one of six siblings! Brady Brunch style: three girls, three boys.

What are your words of wisdom for your future participants?
Disconnect from the world- unplug your devices and stop looking for WiFi! Be present, ask questions and enjoy every second :)

Anything else?
This is my fifth time to Israel and my second staffing trip!

Amit Harris

Where are you from?
Michigan.

Where do you currently live?
Chicago.

What is your favorite place in Israel?
Anywhere with a farm or a beach.

What are your words of wisdom for your future participants?
Keep an open mind, take off your watch, meet as many people as you can.

Jeremy Levin

Where are you from?
Highland Park, IL.

Where do you currently live?
Chicago, IL.

What is your favorite place in Israel?
Montefiore Windmill in Jerusalem

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I am training for my first marathon in October! Want to run during the trip? Let's do it!

What are your words of wisdom for your future participants?
Go into this experience with an open-mind, ready to use all of your senses for an insightful 10 days of learning about our people's homeland, about others, and about yourself.

Marni Balint

Where are you from?
Hudson, NH

Where do you currently live?
Chicago, IL

What is your favorite place in Israel?
Mermaid Beach in Netanya (חוף סירונית נתניה)

What is a fun fact about yourself?
My last name means valentine in Hungarian. And I collect different editions of the Princess Bride.

What are your words of wisdom for your future participants?
Learn to sleep on the bus! It is going to help you guys survive 10 days of non-stop moving.


Where are you from?
Los Angeles, California

Where do you currently live?
Chicago, IL.

What is your favorite place in Israel?
Kibbutz Maagan Michael, Jerusalem

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I can name all 50 states in a quarter of a second.

What are your words of wisdom for your future participants?
Be in the moment. Experience the trip through your eyes, not through your lens or your phone.

Lindsay Gordon

Where are you from?
West Bloomfield, MI

Where do you currently live?
Chicago, IL

What is your favorite place in Israel?
The top of Masada at sunrise

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I've never had a brain freeze (and I love Slurpees)

What are your words of wisdom for your future participants?
Stop taking snapchats and look around.

Anything else?
I can't wait to share this amazing experience with all of you!

Michal Lieberman

Where are you from?
Tel Aviv

Where do you currently live?
Tel Aviv

What is your favorite place in Israel?
Tel Aviv

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I can't touch ice!

What are your words of wisdom for your future participants?
Open your mind and heart!

Anything else?
The Israelis are integral part of the group. they are not guests and not the hosts. I'ts hard for me to imagine having them only for five days. I think you will understand when you'll meet them (:

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